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Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge March 28, 2018
On this Wednesday’s Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge radio show we chose to celebrate the musical artists who were born in the magniloquent month of March.
Dr. Zarkov’s Tiki Lounge show is broadcast on Wednesdays, 5-6 pm Eastern Standard Time (2-3 pm on the West Coast and 10-11 GMT in Europe) at www.radiofairfax.org. Radio Fairfax also can be heard on Tune In Radio at tunein.com, and streamed on smartphones by downloading the Tunein app. It also can be streamed on Roku and Google TV at: http://tinyurl.com/3uqfsz9
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1) “Na Alii” was waxed in 1929 by our Birthday Boy Sol Hoopii’s Novelty Trio with Aiona’s Saxophones, legally lifted from the ample anthology: Jazz Goes Hawaiian.
2) “Kohala March” was played in 1976 by our Birthday Boy Jerry Byrd on a National steel guitar and Atta Isaacs on Slack Key Guitar and appears on Byrd’s lithesome LP: Steel Guitar Hawaiian Style.
3) “Love You Madly” was written by Duke Ellington and recorded by our Natal Notable Matt Catingub in his guise as the titular leader and Tenor Sax player with Big Kahuna and the Copa Cat Pack on their stellar CD: Hawaiian Swing, featuring a vivacious vocal by Linda Harman.
4) “When Lights Are Low,” the 1936 song by Benny Carter and Spencer Williams appears on 1990 tributory album by our Birthday Girl and Pianist called: Marian McPartland Plays the Benny Carter Songbook, with John Clayton on String Bass and Harold Jones on Drums.
5) “Straighten Up and Fly Right” was composed by our March Natal Celebrant Nat King Cole and sung and played on Piano by Buddy Greco at 68 on his late career effort titled: Route 66 – A Personal Tribute to Nat King Cole, including Joe Lano on Electric Guitar, Bob Sachs on Bass and Tommy Check on Drums.
6) “Spider's Web” was woven by Master Vibraphonist and our Birthday Boy Red Norvo and appears on the 1962 limber LP: The Red Norvo Quintet, taken from radio transcriptions cut for the radio show "The Navy Swings, featuring Jerry Dodgion on Alto Sax and Flute, Jimmy Wybie on Electric Guitar, Red Wooten on Bass and John Markham on Drums.
7) “Slappin' the Cakes on Me” was composed, sung and pianistically rendered by our Natal Notable Dave Frishberg on his early 1980s effort titled: Classics, with Steve Gilmore on Bass and Bill Goodwin on Drums.
8) The 1936 classic song “Swing, Swing, Swing (Sing, Sing, Sing)” came from the prolific pen of Louis Prima and was vocalized by his former spouse and Birthday Girl, the late Keely Smith on her scintillacious CD: Swing, Swing, Swing, accompanied by the drummer Frankie Capp’s Orchestra, spotlighting the talents of Don Menza on Clarinet.
9) They Can't Take That Away From Me” the George & Ira Gershwin classic from the 1937 Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers movie: Shall We Dance, was performed by our Birthday Boy Dick Hyman playing the Lowery organ on his 1963 spatially deep LP: Moon Gas, accompanied by Mary Mayo on a wild wordless vocal..
10) “Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart” was inked in 1934 by James F. Hanley and sung by our Birthday Girl Stacey Kent 20 years ago on her incomparable compact disc: The Tender Trap, supported by her husband Jim Tomlinson on Tenor Sax, David Newton on Piano, Colin Oxley on Electric Guitar, David Green on Bass and Jeff Hamilton on Drums.
11) “After Hours” by Avery Parish appears on the historical documents by our Natal Notable, the famed arranger, conductor and producer Quincy Jones and appears on the historical document The Birth of a Band – Complete Edition, this cut spotlighting the talents of Patti Brown on Piano, Milt Hinton on Bass and Sam Woodyard on Drums.
12) “Milestones” was composed by Miles Davis and Jim Britt and vocally interpolated by our Birthday Boy Mark Murphy on his 1961 cheerful LP: Rah, with an all-star band arranged and conducted by Ernie Wilkins, featuring either Wynton Kelly or Bill Evans on Piano and Ray Barretto on Conga Drums.
13) “What Was I Supposed to Do?” was penned and sung by our March Birthday Girl and northern Virginia’s own Lena Seikaly on her transformative CD: Lovely Changes, featuring Dan Roberts on Piano, Elijah Jamal Balbed on Tenor Sax, Tom Baldwin on Bass and Dominic Smith on Drums.
14) “Georgia on My Mind” was sung by its composer Hoagy Carmichael on his 1956 labial LP: Hoagy Sings Carmichael, arranged and conducted by our March Birthday Celebrant Johnny Mandel, including Art Pepper on Alto Sax and Harry “Sweets” Edison on Trumpet, Jimmy Rowles on Piano, Al Hendrickson on Guitar; Joe Mondragon on Bass and Irv Cottler on Drums.
15) “Lover” was composed by Rodgers & Hart for the 1932 movie: Love Me Tonight and is vigorously assayed by Trumpeter Shorty Rogers’ 1962 timely LP: The Fourth Dimension in Sound, highlighting the talents of our March Birthday Boy Paul Horn on Flute, along with Pete Jolly on Piano, Emil Richards on Vibes, Red Mitchell on Bass and Shelley Manne on Drums.